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Half Moon Saloon

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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22545 County Road 3, Merrifield, MN 56465-4016
+1 218-828-9025
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Half Moon has always had great food. We like meeting friends there, and since another local establishment closed, this is in our burger night rotation. It's not fancy, but most bars aren't. It's not really kid friendly, but we don't go there for that anyway. If you're fishing, snowmobiling, watching the game, then it's an awesome place.

Thank GKY0ung
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were told that the burgers at the Half Moon were the best in the Brainerd Lakes area. So, we thought we'd have to give it a try. My son-in-law loves burgers and my wife is a "burger snob". He had the bacon cheeseburger and my wife and daughter split a Blue cheese burger. Son-in-law loved his and said it... More 

Thank LTCret
Brainerd, Minnesota
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Chairs had foam sticking out. Walls were dirty. Even salt shaker was sticky and would not shake out. Hamburgers were dry. I used to love the burgers here. Chips were not fresh. Waitresses were friendly and accommodating.

Thank decadarlin
Emily, Minnesota
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Not the cleanest place I have visited. It is a bar, that serves food but probably should just be a bar. Had a beer, ordered a burger. Drank the beer and left.

Thank kat977
Crosby, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

It was ok not as good as I was told, but I would eat there again. Good selection of beers. Pretty fast service

Thank Tim S
Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Half Moon Saloon is located at the junctions of County Roads 3 and 4, referred to as "The Y" north of Merrifield, MN. If you're not "local," you may feel a bit conspicuous. The customers are mostly local fisherman, hunters, workers, and local folk who enjoy the Half Moon. The place is fairly clean, a little noisy, and conversations... More 

Thank Larph_73
Brainerd, Minnesota
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

everyone knows where the half moon is, not fancy, but good food.good burgers, prime rib on fri. nights.

Thank oldmans75
Andover, Minnesota
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We have been there many times with the Philly Sandwich and Thin Wizzy Burger among the favorites. Try the Mexican nite special Thursday. Six buck! We took the wife parents there (87 years old) and they went on and on about how good it was..........we agree!

Thank Michaelinij
Delano, Minnesota
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

I have been here many times and usually have a great time and good service. If this would have been my first time I would never go back. We went in mid afternoon and the "local men" were all sitting at the bar and all stopped and turned around to see who was coming in. Not very welcoming looks but... More 

Thank Dcartermn
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Ideal Lunch place to meet.Tuesday nights are meat raffle nights everyone has chance to be a winner .

Thank daveenw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22545 County Road 3, Merrifield, MN 56465-4016
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Merrifield
  • Phone Number: +1 218-828-9025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?